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  • Wheeling Ranks Fourth Among Cities with Soaring Pay Wages

    Wheeling Ranks Fourth Among Cities with Soaring Pay Wages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:17 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:17:45 GMT
    The Friendly City is gaining some national attention. USA Today has put out reports for American Metro areas that are seeing an increase in pay wages and Wheeling made the list.
    The Friendly City is gaining some national attention. USA Today has put out reports for American Metro areas that are seeing an increase in pay wages and Wheeling made the list.
  • 2014 Italian-American of the Year Honored at Festival Kick-Off Dinner

    2014 Italian-American of the Year Honored at Festival Kick-Off Dinner

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:06:33 GMT
    The 2014 Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival officially kicked off Wednesday evening with the annual dinner at the McClure Hotel Ballroom in Downtown Wheeling.In addition to good conversation, excitement about the upcoming festival and great food, this year's Italian-American of the year, Robert Gaudio, was honored.Gaudio spent 12 years on the board of the Italian Festival, six of them serving as the chair. He hung up his hat in 2012, but said he is honored to receive the award. "It's...
    The 2014 Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival officially kicked off Wednesday evening with the annual dinner at the McClure Hotel Ballroom in Downtown Wheeling.In addition to good conversation, excitement about the upcoming festival and great food, this year's Italian-American of the year, Robert Gaudio, was honored.Gaudio spent 12 years on the board of the Italian Festival, six of them serving as the chair. He hung up his hat in 2012, but said he is honored to receive the award. "It's...
  • Wheeling Police Investigating Springdale Home Break-In While Family was Sleeping

    Wheeling Police Investigating Springdale Home Break-In While Family was Sleeping

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:57:34 GMT
    It's a nightmare for any family but when one local woman woke Wednesday morning to find it a reality. Their house had been broken into overnight while they were sleeping upstairs. It's at least the second time in recent weeks a home in the Springdale neighborhood in Wheeling was broken into while the family was still inside.
    It's a nightmare for any family but when one local woman woke Wednesday morning to find it a reality. Their house had been broken into overnight while they were sleeping upstairs. It's at least the second time in recent weeks a home in the Springdale neighborhood in Wheeling was broken into while the family was still inside.
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  • Officer Saves Elderly Man from Harmful Fumes

    Officer Saves Elderly Man from Harmful Fumes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:33 GMT
    An 87 year-old Harrison County man unresponsive in a disabled vehicle -- the radiator in the car busted and was filling with dangerous fumes - that's when an officer went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure he could help the man inside the car.
    An 87 year-old Harrison County man unresponsive in a disabled vehicle -- the radiator in the car busted and was filling with dangerous fumes - that's when an officer went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure he could help the man inside the car.
  • Man, Woman, Charged in Wetzel County Arson That Killed Three People

    Man, Woman, Charged in Wetzel County Arson That Killed Three People

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:37:51 GMT
    Two Pennsylvania residents have been charged with first-degree murder in the arson deaths of three people in Wetzel County earlier this year.
    Two Pennsylvania residents have been charged with first-degree murder in the arson deaths of three people in Wetzel County earlier this year.
  • West Virginia Northern Hosting Open House at New Martinsville Campus

    West Virginia Northern Hosting Open House at New Martinsville Campus

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:07:27 GMT
    High school students looking to pay a little less for their college education--On Thursday, WVNCC is holding an open house at their New Martinsville campus to learn more about the new, much lower tuition for taking early entrance college courses. The open house will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., and attendees will be entered for a chance to win a free online early entrance course.
    High school students looking to pay a little less for their college education--On Thursday, WVNCC is holding an open house at their New Martinsville campus to learn more about the new, much lower tuition for taking early entrance college courses. The open house will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m., and attendees will be entered for a chance to win a free online early entrance course.
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  • UPDATE: Residents Back at Home, Roads Re-Opened After Dynamite Discovery in Belmont County

    UPDATE: Residents Back at Home, Roads Re-Opened After Dynamite Discovery in Belmont County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:39:45 GMT
    As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, residents who were evacuated after dynamite was found in a Belmont County barn have been allowed back to their homes.
    As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, residents who were evacuated after dynamite was found in a Belmont County barn have been allowed back to their homes.
  • Bellaire Woman Loses House as Part of Drug Sentence

    Bellaire Woman Loses House as Part of Drug Sentence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:23:35 GMT
    28-year-old Alyssa McGhee of Bellaire was sentenced to six months in jail and 6 months in the East Ohio Corrections Center for one count of selling cocaine and two counts of possessing oxycodone, but that's not the whole sentence, she also lost her house.
    28-year-old Alyssa McGhee of Bellaire was sentenced to six months in jail and 6 months in the East Ohio Corrections Center for one count of selling cocaine and two counts of possessing oxycodone, but that's not the whole sentence, she also lost her house.
  • Body Found Near Railroad Tracks in Martins Ferry

    Body Found Near Railroad Tracks in Martins Ferry

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:13:34 GMT
    A gruesome discovery was made near the railroad tracks in Martins Ferry on Tuesday when a train engineer found a body lying near the tracks north of Center Street.Police Chief Jon McFarland said they believe the man died of natural causes. The body was turned over to the Belmont County Coroner who will perform an autopsy.Stay with us for updates as we receive them.
    A gruesome discovery was made near the railroad tracks in Martins Ferry on Tuesday when a train engineer found a body lying near the tracks north of Center Street.Police Chief Jon McFarland said they believe the man died of natural causes. The body was turned over to the Belmont County Coroner who will perform an autopsy.Stay with us for updates as we receive them.
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  • Former Wheeling Resident Accused of Sexually Assaulting Marshall County Juvenile

    Former Wheeling Resident Accused of Sexually Assaulting Marshall County Juvenile

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:15:44 GMT
    A man accused of 30 counts of sexual abuse by a custodian had his day in court on Tuesday.58-year-old Landrum Robbins was in Marshall County Circuit Court in front of judge Mark Karl. Robbins is a former Wheeling man accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a Marshall County juvenile in May of 2010. He pleaded not guilty to all 30 counts and was sent back to Northern Regional Jail where he awaits his pre-trial hearing, which has been set for August 19.His bond remains set at $100,000.
    A man accused of 30 counts of sexual abuse by a custodian had his day in court on Tuesday.58-year-old Landrum Robbins was in Marshall County Circuit Court in front of judge Mark Karl. Robbins is a former Wheeling man accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a Marshall County juvenile in May of 2010. He pleaded not guilty to all 30 counts and was sent back to Northern Regional Jail where he awaits his pre-trial hearing, which has been set for August 19.His bond remains set at $100,000.
  • 14th Annual Marshall County Back to School Fun Fair A Huge Success

    14th Annual Marshall County Back to School Fun Fair A Huge Success

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:13:51 GMT
    Families started lining up as early as 2 a.m. Wednesday morning for the chance to be part of the Annual Marshall County Back to School Fun Fair.
    Families started lining up as early as 2 a.m. Wednesday morning for the chance to be part of the Annual Marshall County Back to School Fun Fair.
  • Marshall County Residents, Commissioners Remain Divided Over Proposed Power Plant

    Marshall County Residents, Commissioners Remain Divided Over Proposed Power Plant

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:38:38 GMT
    Construction trades group members gathered to present their opinions to Marshall County Commissioners on the construction and development of a natural gas power plant on Tuesday.The proposal of the $615 million project has commissioners and residents divided, but the trade group members gathered to tell commissioners all the benefits this plant would create, especially when it comes to local jobs. "This is an opportunity for some of our young people - life-time job - Never leave the valley, t...
    Construction trades group members gathered to present their opinions to Marshall County Commissioners on the construction and development of a natural gas power plant on Tuesday.The proposal of the $615 million project has commissioners and residents divided, but the trade group members gathered to tell commissioners all the benefits this plant would create, especially when it comes to local jobs. "This is an opportunity for some of our young people - life-time job - Never leave the valley, t...
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  • Casino General Manager Seeks Compromise on Hancock County Smoking Ban

    Casino General Manager Seeks Compromise on Hancock County Smoking Ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:53:23 GMT
    The Hancock County Board of Health opens its doors on Wednesday for public comments on the proposed smoking ban.Meanwhile, Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack General Manager Chris Kern sat down with WTRF to discuss how this would effect his facility. Kern says their position from the very beginning isn't just about smoking versus non smoking - the decision can impact loss of revenue, loss of jobs, and the tax structure. Kern says this will have both immediate and long term effects on the casino...
    The Hancock County Board of Health opens its doors on Wednesday for public comments on the proposed smoking ban.Meanwhile, Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack General Manager Chris Kern sat down with WTRF to discuss how this would effect his facility. Kern says their position from the very beginning isn't just about smoking versus non smoking - the decision can impact loss of revenue, loss of jobs, and the tax structure. Kern says this will have both immediate and long term effects on the casino...
  • Hancock County Smoking Ban One Step Closer to Reality

    Hancock County Smoking Ban One Step Closer to Reality

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:57:45 GMT
    The possibility of a smoking ban going into effect in one local county has been going on for several months now, but after a meeting on Tuesday, it looks like that ban could be arriving soon.
    The possibility of a smoking ban going into effect in one local county has been going on for several months now, but after a meeting on Tuesday, it looks like that ban could be arriving soon.
  • Congressman Attends Heated Roundtable Discussion on Gun Control in Hancock County

    Congressman Attends Heated Roundtable Discussion on Gun Control in Hancock County

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:33:56 GMT
    Congressman David McKinley attended a roundtable discussion on gun control in Hancock County on Thursday.Everyone from Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, to gun owners, to sportsman club members, got involved in the heated discussion, where they covered topics from who should be allowed to carry guns to how to protect children in schools.West Virginia has the most gun owners but the lowest crime rate. That was just one of the facts McKinley brought up during the roundtable discussion. He ...
    Congressman David McKinley attended a roundtable discussion on gun control in Hancock County on Thursday.Everyone from Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, to gun owners, to sportsman club members, got involved in the heated discussion, where they covered topics from who should be allowed to carry guns to how to protect children in schools.West Virginia has the most gun owners but the lowest crime rate. That was just one of the facts McKinley brought up during the roundtable discussion. He ...